Evans bonked hard in the Giro when he was a young rider but still went on to five podiums. It tends to happen more to the younger riders. The Giro was a hard race this year and Yates was probably paying for his success in the first half of the race. I think Yates could podium at the Vuelta but it still won't be easy. It will still be a pretty good field with Lopez, Movistar, Porte, and Aru needing a result, Nibali if he rides.Valv.Piti said:It probably isn't irrelevant - its never irrelevant when you are bonking that hard.